Just on vaca. Your regularly scheduled SweetMacTips shenanigans, chicanery and tomfoolery will resume in early December.
Vegas was awesome. Off to Florida next week :) Until then, hanging out and not answering questions (of which I’m approaching 50 to sift through - yikes). Though, while I was gone, I hit 7000 followers. Pretty sweet :)
See you in December!
3 weeks… 3 WEEKS
I won’t be stepping foot back to work for 3 weeks and it feels awesome.
That’s right kids, I’m outta here. As of Monday, if I so much as answer the question, “What’s Apple’s web address?” unfollow me. Immediately.
godlessgirl replied to your post:I just got the Droid 2, is there anyway I can put music on it? When I plug it in it says the disk isn’t readable.
I use DoubleTwist on my DroidX and I love it. doubletwist.com
The best thing I’ve seen for syncing Android devices to your Mac is The Missing Sync. Give it a shake.
Sounds like a case of Occam’s Razor. Your power adapter is probably dead. If you’re in warranty Apple should replace it.
Almost sounds to me like your video driver has gone batty. Can you boot into Safe Mode? Safe Mode will load in generic drivers. If you’re able to get to the desktop in this mode, you want to grab the latest Boot Camp drivers here. I think you can install them in Safe Mode.
Look at me doing Windows support now. I feel so… so… dirty.
The 10.6.5 update was just released and iTunes is still on 10.0.1. So I guess there’s your answer :)
Apple currently does not offer email support. Is the issue behind making the call the time difference or cost? Time difference is pretty hard to get over, but you can call with Skype for pretty cheap. And unfortunately, because it’s an iMac, if you have AppleCare it only is covered in the country of origin. Portable Mac AppleCare is worldwide (bet you didn’t know that).
What’s up with Boot Camp? Maybe it’s something I can help you with.
Yeah it is pretty awesome. I haven’t because I didn’t want to turn it into a complete time sink and have the potential for each and every question and answer to turn into a message board.
I allow replies so I find that’s just right.
Apple has some helpful tips on maximizing your iPhone’s battery life here.
What you want to look into is using the Migration Assistant to transfer your data and applications. When you’re ready to sell, I’d use the discs that came with the old one to restore the software back to how it came out of the box. It’ll erase the hard drive when it does that so make sure you got everything!
You’re likely suffering from a little bit of both, but mostly RAM. I’d max out the RAM to 4GB straight away and you should see a difference. The MacBook Pro can be maxed out to 8GB. You’ve just found one of the limitations of the MacBook.
It sounds to me like you bought too little Mac and you ended up potentially outgrowing it rather quickly. Take a read on my How to Buy a Mac guide and hopefully it won’t bite you again :)
Apple has some tips for this but generally, you don’t want anything abrasive. I once saw someone who had sprayed Windex on their screen. Not pretty. The ammonia in it ate the LCD panel’s protective top coat.
Anyway, the specially made for LCD panel wipes are pretty much great all around your Mac. They’re soft and aren’t going to scratch anything and the cleaning solution on them is very mild.
Hit up the main page and click on the “How to buy a Mac” link on the right. Also take a read of those other articles there. That should be some good stuff to get you going.
Unless you actually are going to use the power of a brandy new (and expensive) MacPro, I don’t think that’s the right direction. Kernel panics are rare (or at least should be). They’re indicative of a hardware issue or a low level software issue (like a kernel driver). I’d start with the RAM. Since you’re going to be upgrading anyway. Right now, an 8GB kit will set you back about $320 over at Crucial. That’s pretty good and there never ever such a thing as “too much RAM” :)
I’d start there. If you’re still having kernel panics, an Archive and Install is a good step to make sure your OS is fresh and minty. If you’re still having trouble beyond that, let me know.
A dead display could be a couple things. First thing that comes to mind is the main logic board, though the external video works so that’s probably ok. Next up is the inverter board. Take a reeeeally close light at the screen with a bright light. Do you see an image? If so, the inverter board may be toast, which feeds the backlight. Lastly, it could be the LCD panel itself. In all cases, it’s a hardware repair and depending on the age of the MacBook, may not be worth it.
Well, if T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom were smart, they’d have used the same technology here in the States as they’ve got in Europe. The problem lays with the data network: the 3G T-Mobile uses here in the US is on a different frequency than the one used in Europe. The same iPhones used on AT&T are used on European GSM networks.
So, if Apple’s going to need to re-tool an iPhone for network compatibility, they’re going to go with the one that has a larger number of subscribers. I.E. They’d make a new iPhone for Verizon over T-Mobile.